STEPS TO SELL
First we will conduct a walkthrough to note items that could be updated—cracked windows, leaking pipes, and dry rot can quickly throw off potential buyers. We will help you to decide on the repairs that make sense, and recommend any updates that could help your home sell for more. This could also include minor revisions like repainting walls to neutral colors and replacing outdated appliances to help boost buyer interest.
In our market we recommend conducting home inspections prior to listing to avoid delays during the closing process.
Once you’ve made home improvements, you can hire a home staging company for your entire home or just a few rooms. If you choose not to stage, then you must clean and de-clutter. Remove personal items like family photos, so potential buyers can easily envision themselves living in your home. If necessary, rent a storage unit to temporarily store all but the most critical pieces of furniture and decor.
3. Curb Appeal
The exterior is the first thing people will see when they arrive to tour your home so it’s important to spruce it up. We may recommend hiring a professional landscaper to trim your plants and fertilize your lawn or add some potted plants.
4. Photograph Your Home
Most homebuyers begin their search online and photos are the first aspect they’ll evaluate. Hire a professional photographer to make sure your home leaves a good impression as sellers with high-resolution photos receive higher bids.
5. Determine Sales Price
The key to selling your home fast is pricing it right. An overpriced home can sit on the market for months no matter how well you time the listing or how much marketing is done. To get an idea of what your home is worth we will provide you with a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis), which shows the list and final sale prices for comparable homes that recently sold in your area. This will help us determine am appropriate price range for your home. Because your goal is to sell quickly, we will likely recommend listing in the middle-to-low end of the recommended range.
6. Establish Listing Calendar
Although you can’t control the housing market, you can decide when to list your home. Homes generally sell faster during certain times of the year. We will work together to determine the best timeline for a quick sale in your market.